a fishing line without a hook but with a bait or bob that a fish will seize and, if pulled in slowly, the fish can be caught, e.g. eels that tangle their teeth in woolen thread, garfish that entangle their teeth in a spider-web used on some islands of Oceania

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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